Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Huntinig

Hello all,

The annual whitetail deer hunt kicks off this Saturday. Good luck to all who will be in the woods, and stay safe.

As for school, I dropped Race, Ethnic, and Diversity Studies. I'm nearing completion of Managing for Quality and then there will be a few weeks off before the Spring Semester begins.

One piece of info I'd like to share from my Quality and Performance Excellence book. It was a statement made by Takeo Miura of Hitachi Corportation to a group of senior U.S. business executives.

"We are going to win and the industrial West is going to lose out; there's nothing much you can do about it, because the reasons for your failure are within yourselves...With your bosses doing the thinking while the workers wield the screwdrivers, you're convinced deep down that this is the right way to run a business. For you, the essence of management is getting the ideas our of the heads of the bosses and into the hands of labor. We are beyond the Taylor model: business, we know, is so complex and difficult that survival for firms...depends on the day-to-day mobilization of every ounce of intelligence."

I think I'd like to meet Mr. Miura. I desperately want to work for a company that employs strategies where a positive environment exists. Someday...................

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